This is part of a series on getting my truck and camper weighed. The truck is a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually/Crew Cab/Long Bed/4.10 gears and the camper is a 2013 Palomino Sabre 36QBOK-7.
The first weighing told me that I was under my truck’s ratings. The second weighing told me that I was under my camper’s ratings. The third weighing told me that my axles were carrying almost identical weights.
Here’s where things stand:
|Truck’s GVWR||12,300 pounds|
|Truck’s Weight (Unhitched)||9,200 pounds|
|Truck’s Weight (Hitched)||11,480 pounds|
|Truck’s Advertised Payload||4,297 pounds|
|Truck’s Actual Payload||3,100 pounds|
|GAWR Front||5,500 pounds|
|Front Axle Weight (when hitched)||5,220 pounds|
|GAWR Rear||9,350 pounds|
|Rear Axle Weight (when hitched)||6,260 pounds|
|Truck’s GCWR||28,000 pounds|
|Truck and Camper’s Gross Weight||23,040 pounds|
|Camper’s GVWR||15,825 pounds|
|Camper’s Actual Weight||13,860 pounds|
|Camper’s Pin Weight||2,300 pounds|
|Camper’s Pin Weight Percentage||16.5%|
While I am fully within all of my weight ratings, this was an eye opening experience. A couple of important notes:
- My family and I, our stuff, our truck accessories and hitch all weigh close to 1,200 pounds! Mind blown.
- I’m fairly close to my front axle weight rating of the truck (and that’s with the fifth wheel taking off 40 pounds from the front end).
- On a dually, which I thought could pull anything – I’m within about 800 pounds of my gross vehicle weight rating when I am hitched up. I’ll be watching this closely as we start to carry some firewood and add more weight to the camper.
- My pin weight percentage is significantly lower than I expected at 16.5% instead of the “standard” of 20-25%. My assumption is that this is due to the dual-slide bunkhouse in the back.